What was the most disheartening thing a doctor has told you about your symptoms? In what ways have you kept that in your mind? One doctor told me he has had tennis elbow for 5 years and it still hasn't healed/gone away. Another doctor told me I should be happy that at least stuff isn't falling out of my hands and that I should just go to physical therapy again (which did nothing for me). The second thing made me feel worse than the first. I felt like no one takes my pain seriously and I felt helpless. But, it also made me question if a neurologist doesn't think I'm a serious case, why do I insist I am? It made me think about the possibility that my pain really was psychosomatic Doctors didn't really cause much nocebo in me. It was mostly reading about RSI online which caused most of the fear.